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Not soap, but I made a new batch of my face oil yesterday. It’s a formula I’ve been working on for years. I haven’t made it in awhile because the initial investment is a bit high. But, one of my customers is such a huge fan that she pre paid for 6 bottles, and with the addition of that I was able to get what I needed. I did tons of research and got even better quality ingredients at better prices. Same formula, but with different sourced ingredients, and it’s crazy how different it is! It’s so super good!!! I really excited about it!!!
And, it didn’t feel right to try and make it on my old janky countertop. My new stainless steel felt clean and much more professional.
It was such a big investment, and I wanted it to turn out really well that I was super nervous. But, all the planning paid off.
Anyway, not soap, back to soap today!
Love to hear how supportive your DH and your friends are of your efforts, and how committed you are to sanitary practices! Your new countertop looks fantastic, and the oil sounds dreamy. Well done!
 

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Having fun with my new planer. What a difference it makes. Allowing myself a learning curve.

so far i have tried it out on different ages of soap. When is the best time to plane soap? It seems easiest when its more fresh...mine is a few days old. But i get more blade drag marks. And a lot of gunk in the blade that i have to keep cleaning out.

I hate yt tuts sometimes. They make it look like its unmold, cut, plane and bevel all in one day without mention of a time frame lol
 

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I didn’t think that was allowed here. Well, here is my link, admin can remove the post if it is considered inappropriate:)
I imagine it's fine in this case. You're not asking us to purchase from it (soliciting), and you're not drawing attention to it over and over (spamming). You're just posting it to satisfy our curiosity. It really is a beautiful website, I can see a lot of work went into it.
 

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I imagine it's fine in this case. You're not asking us to purchase from it (soliciting), and you're not drawing attention to it over and over (spamming). You're just posting it to satisfy our curiosity. It really is a beautiful website, I can see a lot of work went into it.
Thank you. Yes, it was a lot of work :)
 

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Finally got to try out my new stick blender! And I lined my mold with the thin cutting mats. We’ll see how much it leaked, I didn’t tape it or anything. I let my son pick out the colors to go with the white and black. He did pretty good. I did a pot swirl on bottom and the the line swirling thing on top... I forget what it’s called, but it’s sooo funn! Now I have an hour to go clean up before I need to leave to pick up my walmart grocery order!
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Started prepping to label a bulk order for lotion balms again. By hand. 65 pieces.

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I think I might have bitten off more than I can chew with this whole hand writing thing lol but as long as I'm not rushing I enjoy doing it.

Christmas boxes I posted here some weeks back are almost sold out! So awesome. So now I have to label those too. Lol

Maybe I can get someone to make me a font instead. Dawni's font? Dawn to Earth font?Eh?
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Your writing is so pretty. And nice and straight. I have nice handwriting, but by the end of this, it would all be diagonal lol.

Dont know any font makers, but i would buy this one.
 

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I imagine it's fine in this case. You're not asking us to purchase from it (soliciting), and you're not drawing attention to it over and over (spamming). You're just posting it to satisfy our curiosity. It really is a beautiful website, I can see a lot of work went into it.
I agree, @Louise Taylor's site does look really nice!

Poured my first Pine Tar soap after procrastinating out of fear by labeling every bar of soap that I have poured over the past 2 months! AND come to find out, my 20% Pine Tar batter behaved beautifully!🤣🤪
Procrastination can serve some useful purposes, can't it? Back in grad school, my house was never as clean and organized as it was when I needed to be studying for some big exam. I suddenly became uber faithful about exercising, too. :nodding:
 

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I didn’t think that was allowed here. Well, here is my link, admin can remove the post if it is considered inappropriate:)
The site looks great. I think you did an especially nice job with the “ethics” and “natural” pages and in a way that will build trust with your customers.
 

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I didn’t think that was allowed here. Well, here is my link, admin can remove the post if it is considered inappropriate:)
Congratulations & Cheers 🥂' Beautiful website' its captured my attention, then I viewed your lovey soap, beautiful & well done. UK has such ridged guidelines when it comes to soaping! let me just say i'm so glad USA doesn't enforce the same standards. I'm going to go take another look @ your beautiful website. 💞🧼
 

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I’ve been dying to make a batch of soap scented with Sweater Weather from Muddy Soap Co. This is the cut and I’m a little bummed out about the discoloration as it wasn’t listed with the product at all. I’ve never had such weird discoloration before...pinks, purples and general weirdness. This is also the first batch that I used a small amount sodium citrate to as a chelator. So hopefully I’ll notice less soap scum and that would be a definite silver lining.
I’m kind of annoyed that I can’t leave a review on the Muddy Soap Co site so that others know the potential of this happening. I hate when suppliers don’t support review functions.
I’m just going to enjoy the colors before this potentially turns tan. 🤷🏻‍♀️
 

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Well, here is my link,
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Soap supply reorganization! 🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️

DH just completed some remodeling to move the washer and dryer out of a large closet in the kitchen, and into our mudroom. It's so nice to have a real laundry room that doesn't interfere with kitchen activities! The bonus is that the former laundry closet makes a fantastic pantry, which this house was lacking. We found some stainless racks that fit perfectly into the empty hole below the existing shelving.

It's not done yet; you can see one shelf bracket sitting by the cookbooks, and he will patch the sheetrock behind the center shelf sometime next week. But so far, even with all of our food stores, I was able to devote almost the entire rack on the left to my soaping oils and bath bomb supplies (some of which were previously in the spare bedroom closet - not convenient). The big empty spaces in the center rack area are reserved for the grandkid snacks that will be re-stocked before they arrive for Christmas. 🥰 I already have their favorite mac-n-cheese cups, cereal, oatmeal cups, and veggie pouches, but need to get at least one Costco container of peanut butter pretzels, some veggie straws, and assorted other items that they love. 😁

I'm already scheming how to get the rest of my soaping supplies and tools in there, except for the fragrances, which will remain in a closed dark cabinet in another area. The molds, lye, mixing bowls, etc., are currently in a living room cabinet, which will be going away when the custom bookcase units arrive in about 4 weeks.

Gotta say, something about reorganizing makes me so happy. 😁
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Today was a busy day.. I finally got to cut my soap I made last night. Last batch for the year. I’ve run out of room to cure anymore! When I do a swirl I think my favorite thing is how each bar is different! It’s the coolest thing! Since I got up this morning I’ve been cooking! I had everyone pick two favorite meals and I made them and put them in the freezer in individual containers. I now have 102 meals for the next month or so! 😳😬🤪 My freezers are stocked! My kitchen is still a holy mess, even after 3 washing breaks!... but my kids will not be saying there’s nothing to eat! Lol! 6FCB85B6-7D9A-47DE-BF11-437E4B18F7FA.jpegF3EF4E6A-5785-464F-BD0D-9165A0F02009.jpeg
 

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I’ve been dying to make a batch of soap scented with Sweater Weather from Muddy Soap Co. This is the cut and I’m a little bummed out about the discoloration as it wasn’t listed with the product at all. I’ve never had such weird discoloration before...pinks, purples and general weirdness. This is also the first batch that I used a small amount sodium citrate to as a chelator. So hopefully I’ll notice less soap scum and that would be a definite silver lining.
I’m kind of annoyed that I can’t leave a review on the Muddy Soap Co site so that others know the potential of this happening. I hate when suppliers don’t support review functions.
I’m just going to enjoy the colors before this potentially turns tan. 🤷🏻‍♀️
This discolor may turn out to work in your favor. Sorta looks like camouflage with the tan in the white. You could market it that way. :nodding:

Me, Im dividing up my mega tallow cube into buckets. No one was home when it arrived and I cant lift 50 lbs with my back so I rolled it into the house. 😅
 

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Today was a busy day.. I finally got to cut my soap I made last night. Last batch for the year. I’ve run out of room to cure anymore! When I do a swirl I think my favorite thing is how each bar is different! It’s the coolest thing! Since I got up this morning I’ve been cooking! I had everyone pick two favorite meals and I made them and put them in the freezer in individual containers. I now have 102 meals for the next month or so! 😳😬🤪 My freezers are stocked! My kitchen is still a holy mess, even after 3 washing breaks!... but my kids will not be saying there’s nothing to eat! Lol! View attachment 52112View attachment 52113
I love me some chaffles!!!
 

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I had everyone pick two favorite meals and I made them and put them in the freezer in individual containers. I now have 102 meals for the next month or so! 😳😬🤪 My freezers are stocked! My kitchen is still a holy mess, even after 3 washing breaks!... but my kids will not be saying there’s nothing to eat! Lol!
Good for you! You are an awesome Mom! I don't suppose you have room for just one more "kid"? Love:Girl.gif
 

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Well, I finally made the naughty custom soap order my friend asked me to make. She bought these phallic soap molds. They were surprisingly realistic looking, but unfortunately they weren’t very well made. I finally got em all duct taped together and in a small bucket. Made the soap with a sparkly pink mica, and a tiny bit of bright purple sparkly mica swirled in. Poured the soap and one of them started leaking. I wrapped it quickly in plastic wrap and kept pouring until it seemed like it was holding. I way over estimated the size. 😸 Then I put the small bucket inside my heated bucket and left them to gel. Well, the DH accidentally turned off the bucket. The soap didn’t gel, and the micas..... let’s just say they were very muted. So, instead of whimsical silly sparkly colored penises, they are an absolute perfect hyper realistic flesh color. I’ve been laughing all day! They’re kind of unsettling sitting on the counter. But, honestly, they are hilarious! I did NOT mean for the color to be SO realistic! Here is a PG13 version for SMF sharing.
 

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I’ve been dying to make a batch of soap scented with Sweater Weather from Muddy Soap Co. This is the cut and I’m a little bummed out about the discoloration as it wasn’t listed with the product at all. I’ve never had such weird discoloration before...pinks, purples and general weirdness. This is also the first batch that I used a small amount sodium citrate to as a chelator. So hopefully I’ll notice less soap scum and that would be a definite silver lining.
I’m kind of annoyed that I can’t leave a review on the Muddy Soap Co site so that others know the potential of this happening. I hate when suppliers don’t support review functions.
I’m just going to enjoy the colors before this potentially turns tan. 🤷🏻‍♀️
I think it will be pretty even if it discolors. I love the color palette you used.

@violets2217 @TashaBird I never heard of a chaffle. Had to look it up. Sounds tasty!
 
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